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Pizza with Kalamata Olives Fresh Basil and Tomatoes

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PREP TIME
minutes
20mins
COOK TIME
minutes
10 Mins
NUMBER OF SERVINGS
persons
8-10
DIFFICULTY
difficult
Moderate

INGREDIENTS

For the dough

150g flour

1 tsp instant yeast

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp olive oil

Olive oil plus extra for drizzling

 

For the tomato sauce

100ml Delmaine Passata

handful fresh Basil or 1 tsp dried

1 garlic clove, crushed

For the topping

 125g ball mozzarella, sliced

 ½ cup grated or shaved parmesan

½ cup  tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved

To finish

½  basil leaves

½ cup of Delmaine Pitted Kalamata Olives

DIRECTIONS

Make the dough:

Put the flour into a large bowl then stir in the yeast and salt.

Make a well, pour in 200ml warm water and the olive oil and bring together with a wooden spoon until you have a soft, fairly wet dough.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins until smooth.

Cover with a tea towel and set aside. You can leave the dough to rise if you like,  a good idea to, but it’s not essential for a thin crust.

Sauce

Mix the passata, basil and crushed garlic together, then season to taste. Leave to stand at room temperature while  you get on with shaping the base.

Roll out  the dough: If you’ve let the dough rise, give it a quick knead, then split into two balls. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into large rounds, about 25cm across, using a rolling pin. The dough needs to be very thin as it will rise in the oven. Lift the rounds onto two floured trays – or use baking paper on a tray (easier for clean up)

   

Heat oven to 240C/fan 220C.  put in pizza stone, or another tray in oven to heat up.  Smooth sauce over bases with the back of a spoon. Scatter with cheese and tomatoes half the olives, drizzle with olive oil and season. Put one pizza, still on its baking sheet, on top of the preheated sheet or tray. Or put on pizza stone.  Bake for 8-10 mins until crisp. Serve with a little more olive oil, and basil leaves and olives . Repeat step for remaining pizza.